22 Sep 2013
www.thestar.com.my JOHOR BARU: Mohd Zulhairi Hashim was in sizzling form during the national juniors’ playing tour to South Korea and Europe in June and July respectively. The 21-year-old former Setapak High School defender scored a total of 16 goals from penalty corner drag flicks in 17 matches. Malaysia played eight matches in Korea and nine in Europe.
JOHOR BARU: Olympian Muhammad Umar Bhutta will lead the Pakistan junior team for the third edition of the Sultan of Johor Invitational hockey tournament, which begins Sunday. Forward Umar, who featured in the 2012 London Olympics, is a skilful player who is deadly inside the D.
www.nst.com.my MALAYSIA were the inaugural champions, but froze and sank to the bottom of the pool in the second edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup last year. But coach K. Dharmaraj is looking for a winning start against Argentina today to lay his hands on the title again as a prelude to the Junior World Cup challenge in New Delhi on Dec 6-15.
21 Sep 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: Since being named the best player in the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) in March, Mohd Hafiq Samsul’s game has been steadily rising. The 19-year-old Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) player was in commanding form as he manned the midfield during the National Juniors’ playing tour to Europe. National Juniors coach K. Dharmaraj too is impressed with the progress shown by the Perak-born player. “Hafiq is a good playmaker and he has shown that he can marshall the midfield well in the absence of the national players,” said the coach. “I’m confident that he’ll be able to combine well…
www.thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Nor Aqmal Abdul Ghaffar is proud to continue the legacy of hockey in his family. He is the youngest of four boys and they all play hockey. Elder brothers Mohd Nor Affandy and Mohd Nor Affazly represented Johor in local tournaments while his third brother, Mohd Nor Hafiq, featured in the Junior World Cup in Johor Baru, where he was the main penalty corner drag flicker.
www.thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Sultan of Johor Cup debutants England intend to use the tournament to iron out the kinks. England are in Group D with Pakistan, South Africa and host Malaysia.
- Hosts Malaysia won the inaugural Sultan of Johor Cup in 2011, edging out Australia 3-2 on golden goal. - India returned empty-handed after losing 3-4 to Korea in the bronze medal play-off tie at the 2011 edition – Korean captain Yang Ji Hun struck the golden goal in the closing moments of first half of extra-time. - The India-Korea bronze medal play-off tie in the 2011 Sultan of Johor Cup was as exciting as it could get – Indian goalie Naveen Kumar saved a penalty stroke in the final minute of play to force the game into extra time.…
www.nst.com.my NATIONAL youth coach K. Dharmaraj wants his team to play without fear in the Sultan of Johor Cup which starts on Sunday in Johor Baru. Malaysia, the defending champions, are among the most improved junior teams in the world and foreign coaches are now keeping an eye on Dharmaraj's boys following their win in the Junior Asia Cup in May.
07 Nov 2012
www.thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: The three players returning to the Project 2013 squad after a year may have to wait a little longer before seeing action with the team. Dangerous Lee (pic), Harmesh Singh and Mohamed Nor Aqmal Abdul Ghaffar have been included in the squad, which started training last week for the Sultan of Johor Cup.
www.thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Last year’s skipper Mohamed Noor Faeez is wanted by Malaysia’s Project 2013 squad for the defence of their Sultan of Johor Cup title. The 21-year old Faeez was the top scorer in the inaugural tournament last year, contributing seven goals, in Malaysia’s triumphant campaign. He scored two goals in Malaysia’s 3-2 win over Australia in the final.
www.nst.com.my THE second edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup on Nov 8-18 will see Malaysia battle six strong teams in an effort to retain the title. To date, India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand have confirmed their participation.
www.thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: The Project 2013 squad will not have the services of prolific scorer Faizal Saari for the second time in the Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 hockey championship, which begins at the Taman Daya Stadium in Johor Baru next week.
07 Nov 2012
www.thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: India have retained 10 players from the team who finished third in the Junior Asia Cup for the Sultan of Johor Cup. Coach Baljit Singh Saini, who took them to the tournament in Malacca, feels he has the right blend to win the Sultan of Johor Cup.
www.thestar.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Forward Mohd Firhan Ashaari is hoping to take out his frustration at being dropped from the national hockey training squad by showing his true colours in the Sultan of Johor Cup which begins at the Taman Daya Stadium in Johor Baru on Sunday.
www.nst.com.my AUSTRALIA have arrived with an inexperienced squad for the Sultan of Johor Cup but that will not stop them from making an impact on the tournament which starts on Sunday at Taman Daya Stadium in Johor Bahru.
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